MEET THE NICHOLAS SCHOOL TEAM

PRINCIPAL

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HOLLY FELVER

Nicholas School Principal

Joined Team Hope In 2010

Being part of the Nicholas School/ Rehabilitation Center team is truly an honor and a privilege. I am able to see growth and miracles everyday!

FACULTY

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FANCHON KEENER

Joined Team Hope In 2008

I love to see how much growth each child makes throughout the year. It’s an amazing feeling knowing I make a difference. 

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CYNTHIA GERTNER

Joined Team Hope In 2008

I love being part of a team that helps our students grow to their fullest potential.

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COURTNEY HAYNES

Joined Team Hope In 2016

To be part of the Nicholas School is rewarding to see changes in the students whether small or big. Also, having a good team to work with to help make a difference all the way around.

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ANGEL PANKRATZ

Joined Team Hope In 2018

I love helping the students who are so excited when they learn new concepts. I feel we all make a difference in the lives of students and their families! 

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JACLYN SCHMIESING

Joined Team Hope In 2020

I am truly thankful to be a part of a dedicated team where we are all here for the same reason-the kids!  Our intention is to help them grow and learn.

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LAURYN AVEY

Joined Team Hope In 2021

I am so thankful I get to work with such amazing students each and every day. It is incredible to watch them grow and further their skills and knowledge.

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JULIE BRANSCUM

Joined Team Hope In 2014

Being a part of the Nicholas School means that I get to help the student learn and improve on skills they need to know through my passions of the English Language Arts. All students have unique skills and I have the privilege to know and help them grow.

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LIZ FOGT

Joined Team Hope In 2013

I love being part of a great team where we help others reach their fullest potential. It is such a rewarding place to work every day. 

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SUSAN SUPINGER

Joined Team Hope In 2013

Teaching music and art is one of the greatest gifts for me. I get to witness the student’s talent grow and shine. It is a wonderful feeling to know you can touch a life forever! 

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TARA MAXON

Joined Team Hope In 2014

The Nicholas School and Rehabilitation Center are both wonderful places to work. The staff is loving & caring. I love working with the students and learning different things every day. It’s a life changing experience. 

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KRYSTAL MUSTAIN

Joined Team Hope In 2016

It is a privilege to be able to teach young minds every day. It’s an honor to see them achieve the goals that are set and to be successful. 

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AMY BLUST

Joined Team Hope In 2020

I enjoy working with the students and watching them succeed in reaching their goals. I also get the added bonus of working with great staff.

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KELSEY DORSEY

Joined Team Hope In 2020

I feel blessed to be a part of a great group. It's wonderful to see the growth in kids everyday!

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MADISON CURTNER

Joined Team Hope In 2021

Working at the Nicholas School has been such an honor & I am beyond privileged to work with my students & co-workers everyday. I love working at the school for many reasons but #1 is knowing that everyday I get to wake up with a smile on my face & make a difference in someone's life. I can't wait to see what the future holds for me in this career setting, it really does mean the world to me! 

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AMBER FRIESTHLER

Joined Team Hope In 2021

The greatest part of my day would be to see the children smile and enjoy their day. It is amazing watching the children learn something new and to be excited about it.
" Don't give up! I believe in you all!
A person is a person, no matter how small. "  Dr. Suess

CONTRACTED STAFF

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KIERAN FREISTUHLER

Intervention Specialist

Being a part of the Nicholas School means being a part of a team that works together to help the students reach their potential. I love coming in to see them each day to help them learn and grow. Seeing their faces light up when they understand something is one of the best things in the world to witness. I can’t wait to watch and help them grow.

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JENNY SMITH

Physical Therapist

I am thankful to be part of the team at Nicholas School because we are a cohesive group working together to help kids be successful in their school environment, while I focus specifically on the gross motor skills. I value the collaboration from the rest of the team in supporting the overall growth of the students in all disciplines.

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KELSEY KUENNING

Speech Pathologist

I love being able to work in such a collaborative environment while getting to work with students 

every day!

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KATIE RAMMEL

Occupational Therapist

 I truly love the individualized approach the staff take to helping the students achieve their highest potential. The small class sizes and caring staff make all the difference. I also love working 

with the many surrounding school districts to help make each students transition as smooth as possible.

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AMY POEPPELMAN

Physical Therapist Assistant

I enjoy being a part of the team at Nicholas School to help the students access the school environment safely and more independently. I look forward to helping them improve their gross motor skills.